"The Hiwassee River Adventure" Cool waters, fast currents, and rock ledges create the perfect family adventure on the Hiwassee River. As a Tennessee State Scenic River, the Hiwassee is simply beautiful with cascading whitewater that can be enjoyed by all. It begins on a high ridge near the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia and meanders through the Georgia and North Carolina countryside before entering Tennessee where the adventure begins. The scenic setting and crystal clear waters make the Hiwassee River one of the crown jewels of Tennessee.
The 5 mile Hiwassee Adventure starts at the Appalachian Power House and flows West down one of the most scenic rivers in the East. Numerous Class I and II rapids spice things up keeping even the biggest thrill-seeker excited! After the mountain meandering, the Adventure ends with a Class III rapid, ͞Devil’s Shoals͟, and the surge coasts into a relaxing float to Reliance, TN.
Many of our trips are unguided; however, our guided EcoTour is an awesome option for those looking for a bit more ͞oomph͟ out of their day. The Adventures Unlimited EcoTour will take you places and show you aspects of the river that many people have never experienced. Our expert guides will provide instructions on maneuvering your vessel and take you off the beaten path to show you what the Hiwassee River has to offer. If you’re not careful, you may even learn something with information about the local history and ecology. Adventures Unlimited has partnered with Hiwassee Outfitters to provide our guests the highest quality experience. Utilizing their facilities in Reliance and our unparalleled customer service with the best guides in the industry, we are confident that our unguided and AU EcoTours will provide memories of a lifetime. All of our adventures are run in single person funyaks which provide the up-close and personal experience of a kayak while maintaining the comfort and stability of an inflatable.
Like all wonders of the world, the Hiwassee River is breathtaking but can become a little crowded on the weekends. For this reason, we are limiting our Hiwassee Adventures and EcoTours to Monday through Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day which will ensure the best river experience possible. Due to the limited season and availability, these trips book quickly so gather your friends and family and begin planning your Adventure today!